GAS PRICES

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area was $2.80 on Saturday, which is the same as it was last week and 96 cents more than it was this time last year, according to AAA.

Here’s a look at the local, state and national prices.

Local prices

In Killeen on Saturday, Gasbuddy.com users reported the cheapest gas selling for $2.61 per gallon at Shell, 3101 W. Stan Schlueter Loop.

Sam’s Club at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway was selling the cheapest gas in Harker Heights on Saturday at $2.65 per gallon.

In Copperas Cove, the cheapest gas was reported as selling for $2.64 per gallon at multiple stations, including the 7-Eleven at 501 N. First St., GasBuddy.com users reported.

The lowest-priced gasoline was last reported as selling for $2.63 per gallon at AAFES on Fort Hood, including 4250 Clear Creek Road, according to GasBuddy.com.

State, national prices

The statewide average for a gallon of gasoline is $2.84, which is 2 cents more than last week and 96 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA.

The national gas price average is $3.17 per gallon, which is 1 cent higher than last week, according to the AAA website. It is 98 cents higher than a year ago.

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